Joline Young is a historian, researcher and author who holds a Masters degree in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town, with Distinction). Joline has spent the past decade researching the history of Simon's Town and is an authority on the subject. Joline's walking history tours of Simon's Town focus particularly, but not only, on the history of slavery in the town. Joline also offers social history and slavery tours throughout the Western Cape.
Kim Rabe was initially educated in fine arts and photography and spent 10 years working whilst travelling the globe. Upon her return to Cape Town in 2010 a new love of wine, in all its aspects, developed. She has worked in publishing, marketing and writing for wine and travel related magazines and studied further with the Cape Wine Academy. She began working part time at local cellars, completed a course in garagiste winemaking and eventually took the leap of faith and followed her passion. She is now a certified wine guide, a Context docent and a business owner.
Lynne Quick is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town with a specialization in palaeoenvironmental science and palaeoecology. Her love of southern African environments – past, present and future - has always driven the direction of her life and her research path, having transitioned from studying geomorphology and current land use changes to delving further back in time for her Master's and Doctoral degrees. She is fascinated by the origins of the physical landscapes and botanical diversity that is encountered (and often take for granted) on a day-to-day basis when living and working in Cape Town. This deep time story underpins the very foundations of the city and provides the context to how iconic landforms such as Table Mountain were formed. Lynne jumps at any opportunity to share her passions, which in addition to her research, includes hiking, running, South African wines and craft gin with visitors to her home city.